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Hemlock Island Conservation Easement Donated by Phillips Family

Published on April 6, 2020 by in News

On February 27th, 2020, Richard and Carol Phillips donated a conservation easement to the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT). This conservation easement will protect forever all of Hemlock Island on Wildcat Lake in Presque Isle in Vilas County. Carol said, “Ever since I vacationed at Wildcat Lodge as a kid, my favorite thing about Wildcat Lake

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Candlelight Snowshoe at Holmboe Forest in March

Join Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) on Saturday, March 7 from 6:30-8 pm for a 1 mile candlelight snowshoe at the Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area in Rhinelander. Optional opportunity afterwards at Rhinelander Brewing Company to warm up. Please register in advance by calling at 715-479-2490 or email Troy. See our Events page for more information

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NWLT acquires Sack Lake Hemlocks Old-Growth Forest

The Old-Growth Forest Initiative of the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) aims to conserve some of the last pockets of these forests by assisting private landowners and government agencies in protecting existing old-growth habitats, and by managing some of their forests to encourage development of old-growth over time. In December of 2019, NWLT acquired the Sack

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Snowshoe & XC Ski at Minocqua Winter Park in February

Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) will host a snowshoeing and cross county skiing afternoon event at the Minocqua Winter Park on Monday, February 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm. This event open to the public, but participants will need to purchase a day pass at MWP to ski ($15) or snowshoe ($8). Participants will be

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Snowshoe Event at Tara Lila This January

Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) will host a snowshoeing event at the Tara Lila property on Sunday, January 26 from 10 am to noon. The event will begin at the Currie Shelter near the parking area on Section 9 Road and then head out for a 1.5-2 mile snowshoe hike on the Section 9 Road Unit. 

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Our Fall Newsletter is Out!

Check out NWLT’s Fall newsletter. In it we share stories about our three most recent donated conservation easements, a Q&A with our new Executive Director Ted Anchor, and a summary of the awards honoring Bryan Pierce and the Yawkey Lumber Company for their conservation legacies.

 
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Special Presentation on Sustainable Forest Management

Published on August 28, 2019 by in News

Issues in the Sustainable Management of Temperate and Tropical Forests Robert Simeone will present his experiences over the last 35 years of working with indigenous communities in the Amazonian regions of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador that led him to become one of the six founders of the Forest Stewardship Council. Join Robert as he describes

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Welcome Ted Anchor – NWLT’s new Executive Director

Published on July 15, 2019 by in News

The NWLT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have hired Ted Anchor of Kankakee, IL to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. For 11 years, Ted worked as the Northwest Indiana Program Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where he managed all aspects of their flagship 8,400 Kankakee Sands

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Annual Meeting Celebration Held June 21

Published on June 21, 2019 by in News

NWLT’s 18th Annual Meeting event was held on June 21 at the Northwoods Center in downtown Eagle River. It featured NWLT’s accomplishments over the past year (see the Annual Progress Report) including reaching over 13,000 acres of land and 70 miles of natural shorlines protected. Long-time Executive Director Bryan Pierce was recognized for his dedication

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Bryan Pierce Retiring as Executive Director

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

After 15 years, Bryan Pierce has announced his plans to retire from NWLT as its first Executive Director. The announcement came as no surprise, as NWLT has been working on succession planning policies and procedures for the last couple of years.               The information below is from Spring of

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